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How to Find Your Confidence

''Confidence is a belief in oneself, the conviction that one has the ability to meet life's challenges and to succeed—and the willingness to act accordingly. Being confident requires a realistic sense of one’s capabilities and feeling secure in that knowledge.'' Michael Corthell Feeling inferior is often the result of various contributing factors that intertwine to create a profound impact. The combined influence of verbal, physical, and emotional abuse, coupled with inherent predispositions, can lead to enduring psychological consequences. These experiences can inflict deep wounds upon an individual, distorting their thoughts and instilling a belief that they are unworthy compared to others. Nevertheless, it is crucial to recognize that it is possible to halt and, indeed, reverse this pervasive sense of inferiority. By taking proactive steps and embracing personal growth, one can gradually regain self-worth and cultivate a positive self-perception. To ov

No Compete Clause


[Critics] mean you're on to something...

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Self-Doubt stops our progress faster than failure. “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ― Vincent Willem van Gogh

How to Create a Positive Personal Brand

by Michael Corthell In the current era, we in America have been given many examples of how to promote one's self. But self-promotion isn't just for over-the-top narcissists. It is a necessity, as you shall see. The art of self-promotion, and it is indeed an art, is a very valuable skill, especially in a competitive job market, and is generally is the key ingredient in a positive and fulfilling life. Why is that? Because, in order to live that kind of life, we all must first love and encourage ourselves, before we can love and encourage others. ''Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.'' —Samuel Johnson Elsewhere in this magazine, I cover self-confidence, and how to get more of it. That confidence in yourself, and your own ability is the very first thing you need to develop when promoting 'you'. One of the hardest things to do for those of us who are selling ourselves is having the ability to separat

[Actualized] by Confident, Energized Actions

“Freedom lies in being bold.” ― Robert Frost Stand tall and know that you are as human as anyone, as good or as bad and perfectly imperfect!  

Living a Bold, Positive Life Without Regrets

by Michael Corthell Living a bold, positive life means overcoming the fear of failure, so you are motivated, and happy to try new things.  The biggest regrets in anyone's life contains these three statements: ''could have'', ''might have'', and ''should have''. ''Fortune befriends the bold.''   —Emily Dickinson All too often, in order to avoid feeling embarrassed, looking silly, being harmed, or facing rejection and possible failure, we play it safe. That is FEAR of unknown consequences. The first thing to realize is that the ''bold'' I'm referring to, is associated with action e.g. a ''bold move.'' And all actions start with a thought. Hopefully a positive thought. Thought is a choice. If you want to overcome your fears by being bold, you must choose.  Okay, you've chosen. If you didn't choose wisely, that is, you haven&

[Confidence] With faith...

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, First Part My words about Veganism may or may not inspire others, but they have me inspired and it's what keeps me keep going.

ACT: Overcoming the Fear of Success

by Michael Corthell Researchers have tested the theory that some people who have a strong desire for success may actually be suffering from the fear of failure. The results have been mixed, even though achieving success is, by definition, the opposite of failure. It may be that those who fear failure do not necessarily hope for success. ''Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.''      ― Winston Churchill Many people are so afraid of failing at something that they decide not to even try at all. And sometimes this fear is so overwhelming that they will undermine their own efforts to avoid even the possibility of failure. The fear of failure can be immobilizing, but as we know, the antidote to the fear of anything is  ACTION. There are many causes for the fear of failure and/or success. The number one cause seems to be having critical or unsupportive parents who routinely undermined or humiliated the perso

[Self-Promotion] Brand Yourself, Own You

“Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.” ― Gore Vidal, Julian It has been said it before, and I’ll repeat it again — don’t be afraid  to toot your own Trumpet. “We live in an age of equivocal competency: if you want, you can be a competent dictator, a competent self-promoter, a competent terrorist. Just because you can do something well does not mean you should be doing it.” ― Clifford Cohen

About Confidence and Charisma

Charisma is compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others. Experts in sociology, political science, psychology, and management reserve the term for a type of leadership seen as extraordinary. For some background, in Christian theology, the term appears as charism , an endowment or extraordinary power given by the Holy Spirit . Charisma seems to be inborn but it can also be achieved by building positive self-confidence .  A person who is charismatic is exceptionally engaging, likeable, trustworthy, and, in many cases can seem 'magical'.  Larger-than-life personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and Sir Richard Branson are all known by this trait. People with charisma are assertive, confident, inspiring, and warm. They make a point of listening to others, and they have an innate grace that often stops people in their tracks.

Self-Confidence and Positive Motivation

by Michael Corthell When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. To be successful in your life, you must be willing to stand out and stand apart from the rest. You must act and be yourself.  Success is something that is unfortunately currently achieved by only a small number of people. It is my goal that all people live positive and therefore productive and successful lives. Also, in today's world you will discover, as you become successful, that there are many who, out of jealousy or envy, will belittle your achievements. No matter. When you have the courage of your convictions, nothing can keep you from becoming successful. You will develop confidence in your beliefs by doing your own thinking and by constantly being testing and revising your knowledge. Why Confidence Leads to Success: The Drive to Start Things – Confident people start things. They are not shy about striking out on a new idea e